Gary P. Herr
1940 - 2021
Roper and Sons - South Lincoln
3950 Hohensee Dr
Lincoln, NE

Gary P. Herr

August 2, 1940 - May 3, 2021

Gary P. Herr, 80 of Lincoln, passed away on May 3, 2021. Born August 2, 1940 to Paul and Joy (DeVore) Herr in Lincoln, NE. He worked for Pegler/Sysco until his retirement in 1998. In 1958 he started at Peglers in Lincoln, 1960-1975 Peglers in Omaha, 1975-1989 Sysco of Lincoln, then retiring as President and CEO of Sysco, IA. Gary was a member of Trinity United Methodist (Lincoln) church and held various leadership positions in Lincoln-Cornhusker Kiwanis. He coached Little League Baseball, he was a leader in Boy Scouts, and a lifetime membership in PTA. He also volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Blood Bank.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary (Martin) Herr of Lincoln; sons, Tom (Pam) Herr of Milford, NE, Ben (Amy) Herr of Lincoln; daughter, Nancy (John) McCoy of Kearney, NE; grandchildren, Sarah (Art) Floyd, Doug (Deann) Herr, Kurt (Kari) Herr, Elliott McCoy, Paul Herr, Jacob (Tessa) McCoy, Austin McCoy; great grandchildren, Aiden Floyd, Adyline and Chantz Herr, Bailey, Carson and baby girl Herr, Dean and Quinn Herr; sister, Barbara Kearns of Arlington Heights, IL; nephew, Alan Kearns. Preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Gary Herr; niece, Judy Doran.

Celebration of Life service will be held 1 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021 at Roper & Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Dr., Lincoln. Prior burial will be 9:30 a.m. Friday (5-7-21) at Wyuka Cemetery meeting at the O St. entrance. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday (5-6-21) at Roper & Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Dr., Lincoln, NE. Face coverings are required. Memorial contributions may be directed towards Trinity United Methodist Church or Lincoln Cornhusker Kiwanis ( Live streaming and condolences online at

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Published by Lincoln Journal Star on May 5, 2021.
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Roper and Sons - South Lincoln
3950 Hohensee Dr, Lincoln, NE
Celebration of Life
Roper and Sons - South Lincoln
3950 Hohensee Dr, Lincoln, NE
Wyuka Cemetery
, NE
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Ward and Diane Jorgenson
May 6, 2021
Mary what a great guy Gary was . I will always be grateful for your support during the most difficult time in my life , the loss of our baby girl Catie . I still remember our drive to the National Convention of Compassinant Friends in Oklahoma . May your memories help you thru this time .
Pam Wagner
May 5, 2021
Mary, your friendship over many years is a treat. Gary was fun to be with and work with. I remember giving you LOBO our dog years ago. I remember Gary's smile and laugh. May your life be encouraged that He is in a better place with Jesus and you will see him again. Linda and I always enjoyed our times with you both.
Jim Dusenbery
May 5, 2021
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